This Week in Dallas ISD: Feb. 17 edition


Spend the next 137 seconds catching up on many of the great things that happened across the district this week!

Watch this video, or read below, to learn more.

Teen Board

See how a Dallas ISD Teen Board service project helped about 200 high school students think about what they want to do after high school. (Learn more)

Food in Fashion

Dallas ISD trustees teamed up with district culinary students for this sizzling event. (Read this)

Money matters

Highland Meadows Elementary students are much more financially savvy thanks to a visit from the Junior Achievement Young Executive Society. (Watch this)

Special Needs Robotics Scrimmage

Seven robotics teams from five schools competed in Dallas ISD’s first Special Needs Robotics Scrimmage on Wednesday. (Read this)


A teenager and his younger sister have spearheaded a project that has donated 1,000 trophies to 10 Dallas ISD schools. (Learn more)

ACE expansion

The district announced it’s expanding the successful ACE program to an additional six campuses next school year. The ACE program staffs the highest needs schools with high-performing principals and teachers. (Read this)

Young authors

Kindergartners at J.P. Starks Math, Science and Technology Vanguard have written and illustrated their own book called If I Were the Teacher. (Watch this)

In love with books

Students at J.J. Rhoads Learning Center celebrated Valentine’s Day by falling in love with books. The school held a book giveaway in the school’s library. (See photos)

Special surprise

Alexa Luckey, a student at Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts, was surprised with an all-expense paid trip for two to see “Hamilton, an American Musical,” in San Francisco. (Watch the surprise)

Proposed 2017-2018 calendar

The proposed 2017-2018 student calendar presented to trustees Thursday features summer professional development for teachers in August with the first day of classes set for Monday, Aug. 28. (See the full proposed calendar)


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